— Travel during off-peak times. Two of the slowest periods for air travel are Dec. 1 to Dec. 14 and then Jan. 4 to Feb. 15.
— Fly on slow days. Planes tend to have the most empty seats on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays.
— Do a flexible date search. Sites like ITA Software and Cheapair.com let travelers pull up a calendar with the cheapest days to fly between two airports.
— Consider nearby airports. Driving an extra 50 miles might save $100 per person.
— Look for routes flown by Frontier, Southwest and Spirit. Other airlines are matching or beating their fares.
— Take advantage of the 24-hour rule. Passengers have 24 hours after buying a ticket to get a full refund. The day after booking a flight, check back to see if fares have fallen. Cancel and rebook at the lower price.
Dans deals way to go
“Take advantage”… not on American who allows to Hold for 24 hrs, but once booked, cant cancel